Pastor Usani Usani, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party in Cross Rivers State, has narrowly escaped death.
Usani, on Friday, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt.
Usani, a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, was travelling on the Calabar-Ikom Federal Highway in the afternoon around the Biase Local Government Area when his car was waylaid by gunmen.
It was gathered that the gunmen, however, did not recognise him but killed two unidentified men and abducted about 15 other travellers into the nearby forest, Daily Post reported on Saturday.
Usani’s media aide, David Agabi, was with the former minister in his car when the incident happened.
“We were heading towards Yakurr LGA where the governorship candidate hails from in continuation of his political activity. But around Betem community in Biase LGA of the state, we were waylaid by an armed gang in the opposite direction.
“They swooped on a white posh car, killing two occupants while large numbers of other passengers were abducted and taken away alongside one Mr Egbe Essiet.
“They mistook the former minister’s car which was next to the white car but shot the driver. Apparently, they did not quite ascertain who Usani was” Agabi said in a telephone interview.